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Red Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.2

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Red Island Spot ID

Red Rock Reef, Red Island photo

Red Island

Photo credit: Kooza

Red Rock Reef, Red Island photo

Red Island

Photo credit: Kooza

Red Rock Reef, Red Island photo

Red Island

Photo credit: Kooza

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.5 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 22:22 Local time
SunMonday 21
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 4 4 8 10
Wind (km/h) 0
E 15
SW 10
WSW 15
Wind State glass cross cross-

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Red Island in Hawkes Bay is a quite exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cray Bay, 1 km from Red Island.

IS AT (local time)

Red Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otane, 32 km from Red Island.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Red Island

Overall Red Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Red Island: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Red Island: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Red Island Location Maps

Red Island Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Red Island:


  • The closest passenger airport to Red Island is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 128 km (80 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Red Island is Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand, 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Third is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Red Island and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Red Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Red Island, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Red Island sea temperature, Red Island photographs, Red Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Red Island webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Red Island tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Red Island.